About Social Justice
Why does CMRH celebrate social justice?
The CMRH Social Justice Awards is an annual honour event to recognise leaders that support social justice policies in the public and community services to close a gap in healthcare, education, community development, housing, employment, food security, racism, and discrimination.
CMRH addresses social determinants of health that cause mental illness. The interaction between mental health and social justice deserves recognition as mental health affects social justice, and more importantly, social justice affects mental health. Treating mental health is social justice and a human right. Our psychosocial model acknowledges the overwhelming impact of lived experience and social environment in shaping mental health.
Our work aims to showcase leadership success and valued achievements by addressing inequities and inequalities based on cultural, social, economic, and political factors, including access to decent housing, employment, education, training, food security, youth justice, healthcare, racism, and discrimination.
CMRH could deliver through cooperative, collaborative approaches, interprofessional practice, education, and research.